Collaborative ExpeditionWorkshop #39, March 15, 2005 at NSF    (2L57)

Toward a National Unified Geospatial Enterprise Architecture: Seeing the Way Forward Together    (2L58)

The Purposes of this workshop are:    (2L59)

To explore the Potentials and Realities of Creating Public Information Environments that Strengthen Citizen-Government Relationships. How can Communities of Practice build the capacity needed for shared understanding and governance around new mission responsibilities for data stewardship and sharing? What are the special roles that geospatially-ready EA can play in advancing a coherent method of aggregating data from disparate holdings? How can emerging standards-based protocols (RDF, OWL, Topic Maps) improve collaboration around problem-centered, intergovernmental scenarios that support needed interoperability? How will citizen-centered performance measures emerge from this multii-stakeholder, multi-jurisdictional process? How can the openness and freedom that characterizes sound public information environments, become a stabilizing fulcrum as contractual social interactions (activities of exchange, payment, evaluation, and institutional advancement) evolve to reflect diverse priorities of communities? What conditions facilitate interaction and participation among citizens and their governments world-wide? How can the shared understanding that emerges contribute to broad adoption of the Federal Enterprise Architecture?    (2L5J)

The President's Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to transform the roles and relationships among people, process, and technology in order to become a citizen-centered government. The PMA emphasizes bringing value and results to citizens, businesses, and government workers by "reducing the burden" and producing measurable improvement.    (2L5K)

The Federal Enterprise Architecture Reference Models are emerging as an important collaborative organizing process to promote the delivery of effective, efficient services. The Data Reference Model seeks to define the data (including sharing, stewardship and provenance) associated with government services. How do communities learn how to organize around the DRM together? The SICoP, XML CoP, Chief Architects' Forum, Ontolog Forum, National Infrastructure for Community Statistics CoP, Federal Geospatial Data Committee, NASCIO Chief Architects, and Software Design and Productivity Coordinating Group will share insights and perspectives around this question, in light of FEA goals.    (2L5L)

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Attendees    (2L5N)

1. Agenda    (2L5P)

8:30 a.m. - Check-in, Lunch Order ($8.00/person) and Coffee    (2L5Q)

8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction A special welcome to the Geospatial Community as they join with other Communities of Practice in contributing to the maturation and implementation of the Data Reference Model. This workshop is also an opportunity to reflect on the historic contributions of the US Geological Survey, in light of the Second Hundred Anniversary of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.    (2LSY)

The Lewis & Clark Expedition was institutionalized as the US Geological Survey (USGS). John Wesley Powell was the founder and first head of USGS. In his expeditions out west, Mr. Powell saw 100 years ago a way of thinking about land, water, and society as parts on an interconnected whole. He knew that the arid lands could not support the eastern homesteading approach; more regional, natural water basin governance mechanisms were needed. People agreed, but didn't want to be slowed down and take the time. We're still trying to remedy the suffering and loss from that missed development opportunity. His contributions are still greatly valued today as we try to remediate problems in the west; where a balanced stakeholder governance approach is now becoming recognized as integral.    (2LT5)

from Seeing Things Whole, the Essential John Wesley Powell, edited by William deBuys.    (2LT2)

Note: Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes discussion    (2LT6)

9:00 a.m. - Implementing the FEA DRM - MikeDaconta, Meta Data Program Manager, Center of Excellence, DHS and Lead, DRM WG (DKR Background)    (2L79)

Introduction to the Data Reference Model Public Forum    (2L7A)

9:30 a.m.- What is Geospatial Architecture? - DougNebert, USGS    (2L7B)

10:00 a.m. - Architecture Principles for Geospatial Interoperability - EliotChristian, USGS    (2L62)

10:30 a.m.- BREAK    (2L63)

10:45 a.m. - The Geospatial Semantic Web Interoperability Experiment - JoshuaLieberman, Traverse Technologies    (2L6E)

11:15 a.m. - City of Charlotte EA: Developing the Geospatial Data Architecture for Citizen Service, Regional Strategy, State Integration & Federal Alignment - TwylaMcDermott, City of Charlotte, NC    (2L7I)

11:45 a.m. - Reducing Costs and Related Barriers to the Creation of Spatial Communities Using Open Approaches - SusanLambert & BenLewis, Advancing Spatial Information Technologies (ATS)    (2LTE)

12:15 p.m. - LUNCH    (2L7D)

1:15 p.m. - Perspective from the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) - DanielFeinberg, Chief Architect, DISDI    (2LVJ)

1:45 p.m. - Perspective from the National Center for Geospatial Intelligence Standards - KarlKoklauner, Deputy Director    (2LVK)

2:15 p.m. - BREAK    (2LV9)

2:30 p.m. - An Architectural Process Overview - StuartDoescher, USGS    (2LV8)

3:00 p.m. - An Industry Perspective on Geospatial Enterprise Architecture - StephenMarley, Certified Enterprise Architect    (2L69)

3:30 p.m. - Who is Here? Who is Missing? What's New from Communities of Practice - CoPs? Reflections from workshop presenters and participants    (2L6G)

4:15 p.m. - ADJOURN    (2L6I)

2. Collaborative Expedition Workshop Series Background    (2L6J)

The Collaborative Expedition workshops serve individuals and policy-makers from all sectors: government, business, and non-government organizations to practice an emerging societal form that advances realization of the citizen-centric government goal of the President’s Management Agenda. Each workshop organizes participation around a common purpose, larger than any institution, including government. By learning how to appreciate multiple perspectives around the potentials and realities of this larger “purpose”, subsequent actions of individuals representing many forms of expertise, can be expressed more effectively in their respective settings. Workshop sponsors, including, GSA Office of Intergovernmental Solutions, the Architecture and Infrastructure Committee of the Federal CIO Council and National Coordination Office of the Interagency Committee on IT R&D (Social, Economic and Workforce Implications of IT and IT Workforce Development (SEW) Coordinating Group) value this “frontier outpost” to open up quality conversations, augmented by information technology, that leverage the collaborative capacity of united and diverse Americans seeking to discover, frame, and act on national potentials.    (2L6K)

A key finding of the past year, is the need to apply emerging technologies (web services, grid computing, and semantic web) to tune up the innovation pipeline with better linkages among business incubators (state economic development programs), innovation diffusion networks (SBIR, angel investors, etc.) and business intelligence centers with quality information about e-government and e-commerce gaps. Many of the agile business components surfacing in the small business innovation world are not easily discovered by e-government managers, resulting in lost or delayed opportunities for both parties.    (2L6L)

3. Past Workshop Archives, Collaborative Pilots, and Related Resources    (2L6M)

Brief Tour of Highlights from Three Sites (click on View Now to launch control panel for pause, resume page progression, speed-up; please disable your pop-up blocker on your browser)    (2L6V)

4. Upcoming Events    (2L6Z)